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  • IUCN Delegation at UNEA-4 including Mr Zhang Xinsheng, IUCN President and Mr Peter Manyara, Regional Project Coordinator, Marine Plastics and Coastal Communities (MARPLASTICCS) Initiative, IUCN ESARO. Photo: IUCN

    Global Plastics Challenge in the Spotlight at UN Environment Assembly


    Environment Ministers, along with development and environmental practitioners, from around the world recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4). This is the world’s highest-level decision-...

  • Rwanda- Costa Rica Mou Rwanda's enironment Minister Vincent Biruta and his Costa Rican counterpart Carlos Manuel Rodriguez sign  Photo: IUCB ESARO

    Rwanda and Costa Rica Sign MoU to strengthen conservation efforts


    Environment Ministers of Rwanda and Costa Rica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen collaboration on key environmental conservation programmes in the two countries. The MoU was signed on March 15, 2019 on the sidelines of the United Nations...

  • Kalambo Nature Reserve, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Kasukura Nyamaka

    Roadmap to Tanzania’s first miombo nature reserve


    Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). It is a resource-rich region inhabited mainly by the Fipa people...

  • group photo - 40 people with banner in back Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    The Restoration Initiative: A chance to learn from one another


    The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme partners gathered for a 5-day knowledge sharing and planning workshop. The workshop offered the first real-...

  • Pastoral Women’s Council Photo: Pastoral Women’s Council

    Pastoralist Women in northern Tanzania – Leading Transformative Change


    International women’s day is about celebrating women, and there is a special recognition to be given to the women who employ huge reserves of determination against the odds to move towards transformative change. We would like to this month highlight an...

  • large group of people sitting outside and with back facing viewer Photo: IUCN

    MaliVerde & MaliBuluu Fund concept gains steam


    An IUCN concept for an inclusive finance fund is a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – 2019. We hope that this is just a start.

  • Dr John Waithaka, IUCN-WCPA Regional Chair, speaks at the APAC launch Photo: IUCN

    Launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)


    Kenya will in November 2019 host the inaugural African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) to discuss conservation of the continent’s protected areas. The congress is expected to bring together resentatives from all 54 African Governments, NGOs, protected area...

  • TOC workshop participants Photo: IUCN ESARO

    How South Africa will beat plastic pollution


    Through the MARPLASTICCs project, IUCN is working with South Africa, one of the world’s top 20 contributors of marine plastic pollution, to close the plastic tap.

  • Savannah Photo: Leo Niskanen

    Invitation - webinar on protected area data data, discovery and sharing


    The BIOPAMA Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa is hosting a webinar on protected area data and information tools on Wednesday, 20 February at 13h (UTC+3).

  • Farming plot, Mnyagala, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    Blog: Mainstreaming inclusive green growth in Tanzania


    By Michael Kwame Nkonu. Like many countries in East Africa, Tanzania is dealing with the impacts of climate change which are often manifested in frequent and severe droughts in this part of the world. As observed in the 2003, 2005 and 2009...


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